Implementation of Electronic Prescribing Medicines Administration

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Dear Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

In light of the 2018 Manchester University study which concluded that over 200 million prescribing errors were made every year in NHS Hospitals and Pharmacies, the UK Government has committed over £78million of funding for Electronic Prescribing Medicines Administration.

Please could you advise

Q1. Has your trust all ready fully implemented ePMA wherever it is relevant and possible to do so?

If no, please go to Q3

Q2. If yes, does the trust use mobile devices so ePMA can be accessed at the point of care, wherever it is relevant and possible to do so?

If Yes to Q1 and Q2 this FOI request is satisfied.

Q3 Has the trust applied for 2019/20 NHSi funding to fully implement ePMA?

if No

Q4 Does the trust intend to apply for 2020/21 NHSi funding to fully implement ePMA?

if No

If the trust does not intend to apply, or is ineligible, or unsuccessful, Does the trust intend to implement ePMA via some other funded route. and if so by when?

Yours faithfully,

Mark Simmons

STURDY, Joanne (SHEFFIELD TEACHING HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Kind regards

Joanne

 

Joanne Sturdy

Information Governance Administrator

Department for Information Governance, Caldicott & SIRO Support

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Hallamshire Hospital

2 Claremont Place

Sheffield

S10 2TB

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From: Mark Simmons

Sent: 22 October 2019 12:59:19 (UTC+00:00) Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon,
London

To: FOI requests at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Subject: Freedom of Information request - Implementation of Electronic
Prescribing Medicines Administration

 

Dear Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

 

In light of the 2018 Manchester University study which concluded that over
200 million prescribing errors were made every year in NHS Hospitals and
Pharmacies, the UK Government has committed over £78million of funding 
for Electronic Prescribing Medicines Administration.

 

Please could you advise

 

Q1. Has your trust all ready fully implemented ePMA wherever it is
relevant and possible to do so?

 

If no, please go to Q3

 

Q2. If yes, does the trust use mobile devices so ePMA can be accessed at
the point of care, wherever it is relevant and possible to do so?

 

If Yes to Q1 and Q2 this FOI request is satisfied.

 

Q3 Has the trust applied for 2019/20 NHSi funding to fully implement ePMA?

 

if No

 

Q4 Does the trust intend to apply for 2020/21 NHSi funding to fully
implement ePMA?

 

if No

 

If the trust does not intend to apply, or is ineligible, or unsuccessful, 
Does the trust intend to implement ePMA via some other funded route. and
if so by when?

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Mark Simmons

 

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COOPER, Amy (SHEFFIELD TEACHING HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mark

 

Please find enclosed herewith our response to your request for
information, made under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

Kind regards

Amy

 

Amy Cooper

Information Governance Officer 

Department for Information Governance, Caldicott & SIRO Support

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Hallamshire Hospital

2 Claremont Place 

Sheffield

S10 2TB

Tel: 0114 226 5161

Fax: 0114 226 5152

email: [1][email address]

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